Happy Friday! Here’s some updates from our hives and a special recipe to share with you that will be sure to get you through the weather.
Storm Eunice is here in the UK with 70+ mph winds in parts of the country. Thalia went to check on our bees yesterday and prepare them for the storm. We put heavy rocks and ratchet strap our hives down in bad weather to make sure our hives stay upright and always ensure that during winter, our hives rest on pallets to add more stability to them. She will check on the bees again after the storm to make sure they’re sleeping tight!
Need some reading material this weekend? Why not check our our blog on our website and read some of the articles we’ve been writing this week? Find out all about the British Black bee, a rare native species of bee and how we can protect it, and discover the ways in which bees can help benefit human health! All articles can be found by clicking here.
We’re approaching the end of February now (isn’t this month going fast!) and spring definitely feels like it’s on its way. If you look around you in local parks, gardens, or woodland, you’ll be able to spot beautiful winter bulbs like snowdrop and crocuses. Daffodils are starting to push their way up too. On the hedgerows, you can forage cow parsley, wild garlic, and nettles which can be made into pestos and soups! Be sure to get outside this weekend once the storm has passed and spot the winter wildlife around you.
And if you’re hunkering down to see out the storm, we have the perfect warming cocktail for you which can be made using Bee Conservation’s 100% raw honey!
This traditional winter beverage is perfect for cold days and will warm your belly! It can be made with whiskey, dark rum, or spiced rum and we recommend using Bee Conservation’s 100% pure honey for the highest quality beverage.
Ingredients (makes 1):
3tsp Bee Conservation 100% pure raw honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 lemon (half juiced, half sliced)
- Whisk the alcohol and honey together on the hob on a low setting.
- Add the cinnamon and cloves and top up with 200ml of boiling water
- Add the lemon juice to taste
- Serve in a mug or a heatproof glass with a slice of lemon studded with a clove (optional)
That’s all for this week! Stay safe this weekend.